Affectionately known as “The Parsonage”, this Manchester-by-the-Sea Federalist colonial will leave you yearning for absolutely nothing. The main residence boasts four bedrooms while a generously-sized sunny in-law apartment offers a fifth bedroom. Sited on .8 acres, this special offering is just a short distance to the center of town, the MBTA train, fine shops and restaurants, and coveted Singing Beach. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, says listing agent Gretchen Berg of J Barrett and Company.

With roots dating back to 1812, this elegant home is filled with stunning period details such as wide pine floors, crown moldings, hand-painted wall coverings, and original wood burning fireplaces. Despite its thoughtful preservation however, the residence has also been updated for today’s more contemporary lifestyle.

An impressive center hall with a Georgian-style floor ushers you into the impressive main residence which is enhanced by high ceilings, large double hung windows, and decorative wainscoting. A tasteful mix of formal and relaxed spaces includes a well-dressed living room, a warm and inviting study, an elegant dining room, and a cozy family room open to a modernized kitchen. A virtual chef’s paradise, it is complete with generous white cabinetry, granite counter tops, pendant and recessed lighting, a Sub Zero refrigerator, a six-burner Wolf stove, beverage drawers, a convection/microwave oven, a center island with prep sink and seating for four, and French doors leading out to a lovely brick patio fit for entertaining. The backyard, which is nearly an acre, is beautifully landscaped.

On the second floor, find four spacious fireplaced bedrooms, including two en suites.

The above-mentioned apartment would be ideal for a private office or rental income perhaps, suggests Berg. Spanning two floors, it brings a good-sized living/dining room with fireplace and wall-to-wall carpeting, a family room, a fully-applianced kitchen, two ¾ baths, and a bedroom with laundry.

Other features of this property include central air conditioning, a versatile barn with lofted storage, and attractive stone walls.

This remarkable home priced at $2,190,000, is shown by appointment. For more information, or to schedule a private showing, call Gretchen Berg at 617-913-6755 or email her at . Visit for additional photos.



· 5 bedrooms

· 4 full and 2 half baths

· In-law apartment with income potential

· 4,687 square feet

· $2,190,000


· Gretchen Berg

· J Barrett & Company

· 617-913-6755